I absolutely LOVE corgis. I understand why: the first two dogs we had as pets when I was a child were corgis--Kim (colouring much like my rendition of him here) and Rusty (smaller and well rusty-coloured). As an only child, pets became my siblings and I have never lived without a pet of some sort, even if only a tank full of fan-tailed goldfish. Kim, especially, was like a nursemaid to me. He sat beside me on the stairs while I wailed that no-one loved me...at least he stayed by my side until food appeared but then he was gone like a flash. Kim was a little tubby and very food oriented. But he always came back to sit with me. When I was little and we went for walks, I'd run ahead of my parents. But if I rounded a corner and got out of sight of them, Kim would circle around me so tightly and quickly that I couldn't move until my parents could see me again, then he'd let me run ahead. I have such fond memories of him. I've also been told that he is a guide for me. He was so protective of me and our bond was so strong that I could truly believe that.
Corgis, originally bred as cattle herders, can be yappy and snappy and stubborn. But also extremely lovable and loyal. The very sight of them makes my heart sing. In her book, The Artist's Way, Julia Cameron suggests we list about 20 things that bring us joy, quickly and spontaneously. Corgis are always on my list. She had Westies on hers, I believe , saying that her heart lifts a little when she sees one and I realised that I feel the same way about the little Welsh cattle herders.
Last Christmas, I was shopping when I discovered the little corgi calendar above. I picked it up and smiled and fell in love. But I put it back down. I wasn't shopping for myself. But it was oh so cute. A few aisles further on, I turned back and bought it for myself. It was the only one there and I am so glad I got it. It sits next to my computer so I see it each day. Each month the corgi is decorated a little differently. Last month she had shamrocks behind her ears. In February she carried a red rose between her teeth. The company name is Molly & Rex.
She makes me smile, makes my heart sing every day. And to think I almost didn't buy her!
What little thing can you do or buy to brighten your day? What makes your heart sing?
Welcome! I'm Sue Blott: a writer of all things, a poet at heart, mom, wife, daughter, step-mom, grandma, tea drinker, tai chi-er, mystic, artist, dreamer...and now a blogger! This is my world.